Apple founder Steve Jobs was never one to do things without careful thought. That translated into the look and feel of the products he made - and also, it turns out, his yacht.
It was Jobs' intention before his death to build a "sleek and minimalist" boat to his own exacting standards, and sail it around the world.
Only now completed, the vessel features at least seven 27-iMac computers, and was made by the Dutch boatbuilders Feadship. It is named Venus, and the interior is designed by Philippe Starck.
Jobs never lived to see the boat finished. But as described in Walter Isaacson's biography, he was almost obsessive about the details of the 260-foot superyacht right up until his death.
In the book, Isaacson wrote:
"[Jobs] showed me all of the models and architectural drawings. As expected, the planned yacht was sleek and minimalist. The teak decks were perfectly flat and unblemished by any accoutrements.
As at an Apple store, the cabin windows were large panes, almost floor to ceiling, and the main living area was designed to have walls of glass that were forty feet long and ten feet high. He
"I know that it's possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat," he said. "But I have to keep going on it. If I don't, it's an admission that I'm about to die."
The Jobs family will reportedly attend the formal launch of the yacht in the Netherlands, and reportedly delivered a customised iPod and an elegant thank you note to everyone who worked on the ship.Suggest a correction